Man United fans drew a new Pep Guardiola mural just hours after it was revealed to the public… while locals criticize ‘stupid vandals’ who bribed MUFC over honoring the City president.
- Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola’s mural was defaced hours after it was unveiled
- It was cast in black and white with “MUFC” in green font
- Artist Mr. Mina is back at work trying to fix the artwork as best he can
A Pep Guardiola mural near the Etihad Stadium in Manchester City was defaced with MUFC graffiti just hours after it was unveiled.
People queued for hours to see the artwork along New Ashton Road, but at about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night, black and white paint was thrown onto the wall with “MUFC” sprayed with green paint.
The mural on the side of the Beswick house was the result of three days of hard work by artist Mister Mina, who admitted he grieves for the club’s fans.
according to Manchester Evening News“As street artists,” he said, “we used to have our work temporary, but we feel bad for the fans.”
Mr. Mina was notified of the vandalism shortly after midnight and returned to the mural on Thursday in an attempt to repair the artwork.
He added: “It was so frustrating when I got this letter just hours after it was finished.
Black and white paint was thrown at the mural with “MUFC” written on it
Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola’s painting was unveiled to the fans on Wednesday
We had a lot of people walking in the past and taking pictures while we did it. It won’t be possible to get exactly what it was when we originally finished it but I’m doing my best.
“It’s a job that has meant so much to the fans and Leslie in particular. All football fans can appreciate what he (Pep) has done, he is a legend not only at this club but in the sport.
She brought a smile to the people going past which is a great thing to have on match days. They are just childish people who want to do this, they are not real football fans.
The mural honors Guardiola for helping the club win many titles in his time
Mr. Mina was finalizing the toughest details about Pep’s beard this morning to bring it back to its former glory. “We didn’t want the people or people who did this to think it was going to stop us, we really wanted to make it right.”
Founded by Mark Silver in 2019, MurWalls has worked with street artists in the country and works with brands and institutions to create custom art pieces.
It is the company responsible for a number of football murals including a plaque of former Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero in the Northern Quarter which was unveiled before he left the club in 2021.
The mural of the Spanish President was the result of three days of hard work by street artist Mr. Mina
“It makes me very angry,” said Leslie Kelly, 63, who owns the house on Viking Street. It is sabotage.
“My brothers are United fans, but they thought he was amazing. Everyone can appreciate what Pep did and that this is a city area right next to the stadium. It’s just so childish and I don’t make sense to do this.
It looks like an adult did this due to how high the paint is. What kind of message does this send to children? I was so happy when it was done, it’s beautiful, but now I’m so angry.
‘I wanted to use it working with MIND, the mental health charity, and doing a charity group outside on Derby Day, it’s so sad. People always talk about putting things in place to brighten up an area where this definitely happened but then this happens, it’s very frustrating.